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Creole Canapes

Yield about 1 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup minced lean ham
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 medium tomato, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
  • 1 medium-size green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash of red pepper
  • 8 slices bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

How to Make It

  1. Sauté ham, onion, and garlic in 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet for 3 minutes. Add tomato, green pepper, salt, and pepper; cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

  2. Remove crust from each slice of bread, and cut each slice into 1- x 3-inch strips. Brush bread strips with melted butter. Place on ungreased baking sheet, and lightly toast.

  3. Spread ham mixture over bread strips; sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes. Serve hot.

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